New Laser Provides Rapid Relief for Enlarged Prostate
Metroplex Adventist Hospital offers a breakthrough treatment solution for men suffering from an enlarged prostate. The GreenLight laser system is a patented green light laser that performs a photoselective vaporization of the prostate, which provides rapid urinary symptom relief and a dramatic increase in urine flow in a minimally invasive outpatient procedure.
This PVP procedure uses a thin fiber inserted into the urethra through a cystoscope, which allows the doctor to examine the bladder and prostate. The fiber delivers green laser energy that quickly vaporizes and precisely removes enlarged prostate tissue. This procedure allows the physician to safely view and control the treatment area, tailoring the procedure to the individual’s anatomy and needs. Because the tissue is vaporized and removed, a wide-open channel is created and natural urine flow is immediately restored and urinary symptoms relieved.
Before the GreenLight PVP laser procedure, patients were forced to choose between an effective yet invasive surgical treatment and heat therapies that were safer than surgery but less effective. The new GreenLight procedure offers a unique and simple solution to enlargement of the prostate because it combines the effectiveness of TURP, the surgical “gold standard” with the safety, comfort and ease of minimally invasive heat treatments. Most patients return home a few short hours after the procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days.